Health and Safety Concerns at Uniting Annesley Haberfield

The Health Services Union (HSU) has been made aware of the increasing workplace health and safety concerns at Uniting Annesley Haberfield. Members have felt intimidated and threatened. They feel disrespected and devalued.

Every worker has the right to a fair and safe workplace. It is your employer’s responsibility to keep your workplace safe, and staff should feel safe raising their concerns both internally and with the Union.

Workplace bullying is a repeated and unreasonable behaviour that creates a risk to health and safety. It is a psychological hazard that has the potential to harm you. More information about the issue can be found at Dealing with Workplace Bullying – a Worker’s Guide provided by Safe Work Australia.

It is important to document all incidents of bullying. Your local organiser will distribute the tool and give you further information on how to do this.

The HSU will be organising another meeting with the members soon to discuss this issue along with the other issues. If you have any concerns and would like to raise them, please contact your local organiser Hyojung Kim at hyojung.kim@hsu.asn.au or 0458 012 322.

If you know a workmate who is not a member, tell them to join the HSU. We are stronger if we stand together as a Union. New members can join online at www.hsu.asn.au/join or phone 1300 478 679.

In unity,

Gerard Hayes

Secretary, HSU NSW/ACT/QLD